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Author: Subject: Mac#1 ZX10R Worx - My first ever build
jonabonospen

posted on 19/12/12 at 01:15 AM Reply With Quote
Well today was the day when I collected the chassis and first few modules of the kit The shock set in as I saw Colin and Mark at Mac#1 filling boxes with numerous bags of nuts and bolts and pipes and rivets and bits and pieces What on earth have I let myself in for.

Well we got the car back together with a small shed / garden cupboard (new flatpack home build one) I bought in order remove some more stuff from the garage to give me a little more space. Spent the hour or two building the shed cupboard, then emptied out the van in to the garage. Surprising how much room the chassis takes up, especially with the roll cage on the top. That's something that I never really accounted for, that I would need to remove the rollcage and store it somewhere while doing the build..... or at least the initial stages of it at least. But it fits. And even with shelving and push bikes and a lawnmowers and stuff, it still goes in the garage and the roll cage will sit on the floor behind it, propped up against the 2 engines in there

So what did I do with my kit on my first day? Well I managed to cut out the floor panels and drill them and rivet them to the underside of the chassis. Got to say that I am very happy that I have got one little part done and am happy with how it has been done and how it looks. A 1st day of successful working on my project has help to put me in a positive mood about it to start with. I always think that if the first day goes well then it puts you in the right frame of mind to move on with the rest of it.

Here are some photos from today:



















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jonabonospen

posted on 27/12/12 at 06:07 PM Reply With Quote
There has been a fair bit of work on the car this week if anyone wants to take a look at the blog and tell me what bits I have done wrong

http://mac1-zx10r-worx-build-blog.tumblr.com/





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PAUL FISHER

posted on 27/12/12 at 06:53 PM Reply With Quote
You are doing a top quality build there Jon, the MAC1 is a great bit of kit, love the barley grain trim inside, . I am sure you will be please with the result, keep us updated on your progress



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beaver34

posted on 27/12/12 at 07:44 PM Reply With Quote
nice work!


keep it up

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jonabonospen

posted on 12/2/13 at 10:25 PM Reply With Quote
Just thought I would give my blog another plug as there has been a few updates since the last plug:

http://mac1-zx10r-worx-build-blog.tumblr.com/http://mac1-zx10r-worx-build-blog.tumblr.com/





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jonabonospen

posted on 23/4/13 at 10:50 PM Reply With Quote
Got the wheels on now, car on the ground, and the engine in. Full update on my blog but here is a sneak peek:








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brookie

posted on 24/4/13 at 04:36 PM Reply With Quote
if u ever need a hand buddy just give me a shout am only down the road well bout 15miles away
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TimC

posted on 24/4/13 at 05:00 PM Reply With Quote
4 months and you're further on than I am in nearly 4 years, One of us is doing this all wrong. It's unlikely to be you. I have to say it looks great!

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jonabonospen

posted on 24/4/13 at 08:03 PM Reply With Quote
Cheers to both of you. Thanks for the offer of help, and thanks for the compliment. I really feel I have achieved something just getting to this point





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beaver34

posted on 24/4/13 at 08:19 PM Reply With Quote
Looks great,

I can also help if needed I'm just round the corner

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jonabonospen

posted on 15/1/15 at 11:08 PM Reply With Quote
Well its took some time but here is the latest update on the car.

Since it went to the Mac#1 factory they have fitted all the bodywork and wired up the engine, and then in the last few weeks they have got the custom radiator, intercooler, oil cooler, and pipework and got it now installed. Even had the motor started up today when I went to see them, although only briefly as there is no exhaust for it yet.

Got to say the radiator definitely looks like it will be better equipped for the job of keeping the turbo motor cool compared to the standard ZX10R radiator that is used in these normally. 2nd and 3rd photos show the comparison between thicknesses of the custom rad and the ZX10R rad.














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CosKev3

posted on 16/1/15 at 08:55 AM Reply With Quote
Nice to see some movement at last

What's your plans with nose cone/bonnet to get them over your intercooler and get a direct flow of air into cooler?

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jonabonospen

posted on 16/1/15 at 09:07 AM Reply With Quote
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What's your plans with nose cone/bonnet to get them over your intercooler and get a direct flow of air into cooler?


As it stands the bonnet and nose cone fit straight over. There is a horizontal plate that sits on top of the chassis, above the rad and in front of the bottom of the ail cooler, which should divide the air flow as it comes in the nose cone and force some to the air cooler. Also probably going to have a couple of ducts fitted in to the upper part of the nose cone to help bring a more direct air flow to the intercooler too.





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ash_hammond

posted on 16/1/15 at 10:19 AM Reply With Quote
I think the orange car in the back right of the first photo is quite sexy.... :-)







.: www.mac1motorsports.co.uk | www.m1moc.com :.

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sparkyj83

posted on 16/1/15 at 05:27 PM Reply With Quote
At last lol. Cant wait to see this running
Tell them to clean my car its filthy .

[Edited on 16/1/15 by sparkyj83]

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jonabonospen

posted on 16/1/15 at 06:06 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by sparkyj83
At last lol. Cant wait to see this running
Tell them to clean my car its filthy .

[Edited on 16/1/15 by sparkyj83]


The one I took the photo of the standard rad on, is that yours Jay?





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CosKev3

posted on 16/1/15 at 06:58 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jonabonospen
quote:
Originally posted by CosKev3
What's your plans with nose cone/bonnet to get them over your intercooler and get a direct flow of air into cooler?


As it stands the bonnet and nose cone fit straight over. There is a horizontal plate that sits on top of the chassis, above the rad and in front of the bottom of the ail cooler, which should divide the air flow as it comes in the nose cone and force some to the air cooler. Also probably going to have a couple of ducts fitted in to the upper part of the nose cone to help bring a more direct air flow to the intercooler too.


Ah right tidy.
Must be the angle of the pic makes the cooler look way too tall!
Its a intercooler with the inlets welded up isn't it the rad?

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jonabonospen

posted on 16/1/15 at 07:10 PM Reply With Quote
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Its a intercooler with the inlets welded up isn't it the rad?


Err.....................





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sparkyj83

posted on 18/1/15 at 10:41 AM Reply With Quote
yup thats mine alright looks like its in a right state .
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CosKev3

posted on 18/3/15 at 08:45 PM Reply With Quote
Any updates on this?
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jonabonospen

posted on 18/3/15 at 09:04 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by CosKev3
Any updates on this?


I'd love to say the car is finished...... but it's not It's till at Mac#1 waiting for them to finish it and get it put through its test.

Last I spoke to them a couple of weeks ago it was just waiting for the exhaust system to be fully welded up and then would be in for its test and that they would be astonished if I didn't have it tested and back with me by the end of this month......... I'm starting to think this is unlikely given there is just short of 2 weeks of this month left now. It's so frustrating!!





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nelmo

posted on 11/4/15 at 09:40 AM Reply With Quote
Am I right in saying it's been at Mac for almost 2 years?! Is there a reason for that? Just curious....
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jonabonospen

posted on 11/4/15 at 09:59 AM Reply With Quote
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Am I right in saying it's been at Mac for almost 2 years?! Is there a reason for that? Just curious....


Yes. Will be 2 years in August. No reason on my part why it's taking this long. I asked that it be ready for spring last year and clearly it didn't make that date. Then it was due for test mid summer 2014 and it didnt make it. And we are still incomplete some 8 months later from the test they actually had it booked for. I keep chasing them and pushing for it and I keep getting new dates but then these dates keep passing by with it not completed. It's ridiculous!!





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40inches

posted on 11/4/15 at 12:08 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by jonabonospen
quote:
Originally posted by nelmo
Am I right in saying it's been at Mac for almost 2 years?! Is there a reason for that? Just curious....


Yes. Will be 2 years in August. No reason on my part why it's taking this long. I asked that it be ready for spring last year and clearly it didn't make that date. Then it was due for test mid summer 2014 and it didnt make it. And we are still incomplete some 8 months later from the test they actually had it booked for. I keep chasing them and pushing for it and I keep getting new dates but then these dates keep passing by with it not completed. It's ridiculous!!


You have far more patience than I have
I would have to say that after 2 years the chances of it being finished are remote

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nelmo

posted on 11/4/15 at 12:47 PM Reply With Quote
Assuming you're paying them to finish it, have you paid in advance? Presumably not and you'd expect it is in their interest to get it done, so they get paid and clear space in their workshop. Seems strange....
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